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BMW X5: Removing And Installing Front Left Side Panel

BMW X5 (G05) 2019-2023 Service & Repair Manual / Body / Side Panels / Removing And Installing Front Left Side Panel

Observe gap dimensions.

CAUTION: Do not damage adjoining body parts.

Necessary preliminary tasks:

Side Panels
Fig. 180: Identifying Front Side Panel Bolts

Interior view of front side panel Release screws.

NOTE: Side panel and headlight are removed together.

Pull out retainer (1) in direction of arrow.

Side Panels
Fig. 181: Identifying Retainer

Detach plug (1) on headlight.

Side Panels
Fig. 182: Identifying Plug On Headlight

For vehicles with auxiliary oil cooler only: Lever out retainer (1) at bottom and detach towards rear.

Remove oil cooler and tie back.

Side Panels
Fig. 183: Identifying Retainer

Detach plug (1) on fog lamp.

For vehicles with auxiliary oil cooler only:

Remove cable grommet in holding frame for oil cooler.

Side Panels
Fig. 184: Identifying Plug Fog Lamp

For vehicles with auxiliary oil cooler only:

Release screw (1).

Side Panels
Fig. 185: Identifying Screw

Release screw (1).

For vehicles with auxiliary oil cooler only: Release screws (2) and remove holding frame for oil cooler.

Side Panels
Fig. 186: Identifying Screws

Slacken screw (1).

NOTE: Poor screw accessibility.

Side Panels
Fig. 187: Identifying Screw

Side Panels
Fig. 188: Pulling Side Panel Of A-Pillar Side

Close front door.

Pull side panel in area of A-pillar outwards (1) until screw fastening points are exposed.

Pull side panel upwards (2) until plastic guide (3) is exposed.

Slide side panel towards rear (4) and feed screw (5) out of module carrier.

Installation:

Feed in shim of screw (5) with a small screwdriver.

Installation:

Following parts must not be damaged or missing:

Side Panels
Fig. 189: Identifying Spacer Buffers

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